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Is eHow a Scam?

By Edited Nov 7, 2016 1 6

Is eHow a scam? As employers are cutting jobs more and more people are looking to alternative ways to make a living or just survive in this crumby economy. It shouldn't be a surprise that with the modern technology in our world most individuals are finding ways to make money online with their computers these days. But the key is to be able to distinguish between the fake job opportunities and the real situations that will possibly allow you make a real income.

I've spent the better part of 6 months now as a writer online trying to make just enough to help pay the bills. There is no telling how many people have asked me the question is eHow a scam? I do write for them but only on rare occasion. At one point I was making about $200 a month from their website. Then they performed a series of sweeps and deleted most of my best earning articles. I now make around $50 a month which is still enough money to pay a small household bill but what happened left a bitter taste in my mouth.

It's no wonder that so many people are wondering if eHow is a scam with all the comments left on message boards and in writer forums on other sites. It really raises suspicion when you have a really high earning article get pulled for little if any reason at all and your link automatically goes back to one of their official ehow pages afterwards. So pretty much they are getting your page views without having to pay any money down the road. It's easy to see how that could be seen as a scam by many potential writers and those losing income.

So the question is eHow a scam perhaps should be answered by someone that hasn't been burned financially by the site. I've come to the conclusion that it's better to write for other sites that aren't known for going through and pulling thousands of articles costing writers a ton of money with little if any reason. I now focus my efforts to the other sites that are more open with the writers and treat them with better respect. The issue with spam is becoming real bad at eHow as well and this will make new writers think it's a scam. All the problems they have on the technical end are amazing considering how much money they probably make a year.

Let me leave you with this piece of advice about eHow and whether or not it's a scam. If you do end up joining and writing then make sure that you keep copies of your articles saved somewhere else. I say that because the odds are very good that at some point eHow will come through and take away some of your best money making articles without warning or explanation in some cases.



Sep 17, 2009 1:45pm
I anticipate that this article of yours will probably get alot of comments....like MANY eHow'ers, I gravitated to Info Barrel from there....I was a longterm eHow user, however, I was very...very...displeased with the way they ran their business. It may not be very noticeable to the casual passer-by, but, from my own experience, their website was ridden with horrible horrible glitches....their customer service doesn't even come remotely close to Info Barrel, as well.....I receive emails back promptly, within a day of sending, from the staff here....however, you'll be lucky if you ever hear back from eHow....
Sep 17, 2009 1:47pm
P.S. If anyone is looking to invest their hard earned writing, and TIME, into a legitimate company...info barrel is the way to go for a variety of reasons.....nothing is more heart wrenching than when a longterm eHow writer would report that 10-20-30---and, upwards of 60 of their articles were deleted in a 'sweep'....with very little feedback in return. This was reported by one eHow writer on their forum....couple this with the websites glitches, and I wasn't going to take any chances with my quality writing, and time.....

...I came over to info barrel immediately....
Sep 18, 2009 8:10am
thanks for the post. I am glad I did my due diligence regarding ehow after submitting about 25 articles in total over the last couple of weeks. I found infobarrel and I am not looking back. It is so upsetting to read about what ehow did. I cannot believe it, actually. Glad to be part of the infobarrel community!
Oct 5, 2009 8:38am
I thank you for this article cause it saved me from a lot of my time getting waisted. Recently they just deleted one of my money making articles and that was the only one to pull in good revenue. I just got started in August 2009. Then whats next on their agenda to start deleting articles thats not of high quality, you just never no. Once online companies start to go from the little guys to the big guys I see thats when they make their approaches on getting stricter and stricter when they already have enough of all the big hitter members who make their business take off on auto pilot. It wouldn't make it seem so much of a scam if they warn people 3 times to correct the problem on the articles and then if the problem is not corrected reject their articles, but instead they want to keep peoples hard work and still collect revenue. Thats not right. I would have rather took a reject. In which that means your articles never was loaded into their system.
Oct 7, 2009 6:04am
eHow does appear unstable. I still write there, but cautiously after learning more about their practices. I'd also recommend that new writers consider other sites, like InfoBarrel or Xomba. It doesn't hurt to diversify.
Feb 4, 2013 10:40pm
I do miss the income I made on eHow but there are such better options out there these days.
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